Bottom Line: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty fights to free detained editor


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hired Covington & Burling Advocates for the release of Ars Kurmasheva, the editor of a media organization detained in Russia. Kurumasheva, a dual U.S. and Russian citizen, was arrested in October while visiting family in Russia and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent.she was one of two In 2023, an American journalist is captured by Russia. In March, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested on a reporting trip and taken into custody on suspicion of espionage.

One of the account’s lobbyists is Stephen Rademaker, a former assistant secretary of state who worked on a variety of national security issues at the State Department and on Capitol Hill during the George H.W. Bush administration.

mexican american media company television university hired intense government relations Lobbying on “general business issues.” Aleix Jarvis, former legislative director for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.S.C.), will work on the account.

foreign affairs

unicef ​​usa hired MW Murray Consulting Lobbying for funding for UNICEF’s health, nutrition, vaccines and protection programs in national, external operations and related program appropriations bills. Mark Murray, a former staffer on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, will work on the accounting.


intel hired holland & knight Lobbying on issues related to CHIPS and Science Act enforcement, federal incentives for semiconductor manufacturing, and the American Innovation and Jobs Act. Yasmin Harris, former senior policy advisor to then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will be in charge of this account.

campaign funds

american promise hired chartwell strategy group lobbying on election and campaign finance issues; The nonprofit organization is advocating for the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the For Our Freedom Amendment, which would give Congress and states more power to regulate and limit political contributions and spending. Janet Nice, a former legislative aide to Representative Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and a former staff aide to Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), will be in charge of the account.

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